Essay (in Dutch) "Stories about smart cities: how citizen can identify with their city"

Essay (in Dutch) “Stories about smart cities: how citizen can identify with their city”

Recently I wrote an essay at the invitation of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). In the essay (Dutch), I argue that the lack of appealing narratives about smart cities is one...
New publication "The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit"

New publication “The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit”

As part of our The Hackable Research project, we are proud to announce The Hackable City Research Manifesto. See The Hackable City website for more information about our research project The Hackable City:...
Klik. Like! Share. Hoe digitale media de publieke ruimte veranderen

Klik. Like! Share. Hoe digitale media de publieke ruimte veranderen

The Mobile City introduces a model to think about social organization through digital media and its consequences for the public sphere.
Book "Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” now available as free pdf

Book “Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” now available as free pdf

It is a pleasure to announce that the edited volume “Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” has been published by Amsterdam University Press. The book is also available as a freely downloadable Open...
Urban Interaction Design: Towards City Making

Urban Interaction Design: Towards City Making

Urban Interaction Design: Towards City Making is a publication that serves as an agenda setting discussion piece about the role of digital technologies in the city and the future of urban design.
Publication: Rezone Playful Interventions - Spelen voor de toekomst

Publication: Rezone Playful Interventions – Spelen voor de toekomst

Last year The Mobile City was a partner in the project Rezone Playful Interventions. In this project three teams of an architect and a game studio created a temporary playful urban intervention for a near-vacant factory at the edge of the city center of Den Bosch.
The City as Interface

The City as Interface

On the face of it, the rise of 'urban media' is mainly a practical matter: thanks to these technologies we can organize our lives more conveniently. But the rise of these technologies also presents us with an important philosophical issue: How do they influence the way that the city...
How to Design for 'Ownership' rather than for 'Smart Cities'

How to Design for ‘Ownership’ rather than for ‘Smart Cities’

How do we design urban technologies that engage and empower ‘publics’ (groups of people) to act on communally shared issues? That is the main theme of a new study (in Dutch) launched by The Mobile City and Virtueel Platform.

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